Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Muffins!

Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

12 large or 18 mini Authentic Gourmet Croissants (from QVC)
1 1/2 cup coconut milk (or almond or regular milk)
1 cup International Delight Cinnabon creamer
6 large eggs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1  Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 Tsp. ground cinnamon

Waiting for the topping...

Streusel Topping:

1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup (minus 1 Tbsp.) brown sugar
1 Tbsp, maple sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Streusel Topping for Muffins

Ready for the oven!

This recipe ended up being my Mother's Day gift to me!!!  I made them the night before, which I highly recommend, and baked them the next morning.  They baked just like a strata, raising a good 1/2" higher than the muffin pan and then settling back down after 5 minutes of cooling.  They were incredibly moist, flavorful and just plain yummy!!  There are so many ways to serve them.  A little powdered sugar on top is a simple addition.  Even though you certainly can serve them with butter and maple syrup, I found they only needed a drizzle of maple syrup for the perfect French Toast flavor as the croissants were bursting with butter!  And even a simple glaze, vanilla, maple or cinnamon, would be wonderful and definitely elevate them to a supreme richness. I really liked the simplicity of the maple syrup - not to mention the ease of cooking. It's a great way to satisfy a French toast craving without having to stand over a hot griddle.  These are going to be a staple for all sorts of occasions - including when I just want to feel pampered!
(and an added bonus is they reheat beautifully in the microwave too....if you are lucky to have any leftovers!)

With a bit of maple syrup......... YUMMMMMM!!!

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  1. I am thinking now "Be careful what you wish for"
    I have a question, OK two questions
    I see the chances you made from the Pea in Pod place.
    Yours sounds unbelievable.
    But did you just tear or cut up the croissants {yes, I had to go copy/paste from your post} like she did the french bread.
    And second question, what the heck is maple sugar, and where do you find it in the stores.
    Looks soooooooooooooo yummy!

    1. Thanks Nance. I took a bit of a risk but it turned out well, I think!! I cut up the croissants cuz I wanted little pieces and thought that would be easier, but you could certainly tear them too!!

      Maple sugar is something I found at King Arthur Flour - I love their things. Maple sugar is made from 100% maple sugar and has a slight taste of maple. It has the texture of granulated sugar. It would be yummy on toast or oatmeal or just about anything!!

  2. My yogurt I'm sitting here eating suddenly became totally yucky! LOL

    Those look amazing and I love a croissant...so I'm thinking I need to make some of them...but my diet is saying..are you NUTS??!!


    1. LOL Lisa. I have no intention of sabotaging your diet!!! These are good and trust me, I allow myself to only have one a day at the most. They freeze well too so that has been my saving grace!

      Diets are truly NO fun. Need me to post some fun low calorie goodies??!!??

  3. Low cal yes, but for me, I am a low to no carb kind of eater.
    Well, I want/need to be.
    Those are so hard because of the things that are used in baking, have carbs.
    The flours, cake mixes, ect.
    But I wouldn't mind some sweet and or savory low carbs once in a while.

    1. Well I will just have to see what I can come up with!! Reducing carbs is hard...... but will try to dream up something yummy!!